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OutBack Power Systems

October 21, 2009 13:55 ET

OutBack Power "Extreme" Series Inverter/Charger Selected as Premier Inverter Choice by United States Marine Corps Systems Command

OutBack Power Lands Multi-Million-Dollar Contract to Supply U.S. Marine Corps With Rugged Water Resistant Inverter/Charger

ARLINGTON, WA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - OutBack Power Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of reliable and durable power electronics products announced today that it has been awarded a five year, multi-million-dollar contract with the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia. Recently awarded under contract No. M6785409R5070, OutBack will provide the OBX-IC-2024-S-120/60-K2 Inverter/Chargers as the standard inventoried Rugged Inverter/Charger for the USMC.

The OutBack Power Systems OBX-IC-2024-S-120/60-K2 is a water resistant, highly reliable, all-in-one power solution. Incorporating rugged components not typically available in regular "commercial off the shelf" inverter/chargers, the OutBack Extreme Rugged Water Resistant Inverter/Charger can survive harsh conditions including extreme shaking and vibration, as well as exposure to salt, sand, dirt, and splash or fording events. The OBX-IC-2024-S-120/60-K2 is specifically designed to provide power after exiting of water that is up to 36" above the upper most portion of the inverter/charger.

"OutBack Power is extremely proud to have been chosen to provide this product for the U.S. Marine Corps," said Stephen Humphreys, President of OutBack Power Systems. "The OutBack Extreme Series has been specifically designed to operate in challenging military conditions and is a prime example of our commitment to manufacturing inverter/chargers that are exceptionally rugged and reliable."

"We are very excited to continue to provide our equipment to U.S. Marines and Soldiers," said Jim Barbero, Business Development Manager -- Government Segments. "This latest award is yet another example of how OutBack's product reliability and quality make us the manufacturer of choice not only for military vehicle platforms, but also portable and back-up power installations, both military and civilian."

The OutBack Extreme Rugged Water Resistant Inverter/Charger's integrated building block architecture allows for system expansion from 2 to 36 kW. User defined settings allow systems to operate at 120 VAC, 120/240 VAC or 120Y208 VAC three-phase by stacking multiple inverter/chargers together.

OutBack's sealed inverter/chargers are considered the most rugged design in the world. Conformal coated circuit boards, a powder coated die-cast aluminum chassis along with a water-tight seal protects the unit's internal components from the environment, resisting water and corrosion. The sealed OutBack Extreme Rugged Water Resistant Inverter/Charger is designed to work where other inverter/chargers were never intended to go.

About OutBack Power Systems

OutBack Power Systems manufactures innovative power conversion solutions that leverage solar, wind and hydro resources to provide reliable electric power for the renewable energy, mobile and backup power markets. OutBack Power's engineers have decades of power conversion electronics design and equipment installation experience and share a passion for leading the industry into a new era of performance, ease of use, durability, and standardization. OutBack Power is a privately held corporation located in Arlington, WA USA with a European sales office in Barcelona, Spain. For more information, please visit

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